How to Sign Up for an Account on Craigslist
Although you can post an ad on Craigslist without an account -- except in a few [categories](http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/posting_fees) -- opening an account gives you access to specific benefits, such as managing all your posts from one central location. **You need only a Web browser and an email address to sign up for a free Craigslist account.**
Browse to the [Craigslist home page](http://www.craigslist.org) and then click the **My Account** text link under the website's logo to open the Account Log In page.
Click the **Sign Up for an Account** text link to open the Craigslist Account Signup page.
**Enter your email address** in the Email Address field and click the **Create Account** button. Craigslist sends a verification email to your email address.
Log in to your email account and **open the verification email from Craigslist**. The email's subject line has the words "New Craigslist Account." **Click the verification link** in the message to open the Craigslist Account Signup page to enter a password for your account.
**Enter your new password** in each Password field. Create a strong password that has a minimum of eight alphanumeric characters to help secure your account. For example, create a password that has nine characters with a combination of numbers and lower and upper case letters. Click **Submit Password and Log In** to save the new password for your account.
References & Resources
- Craigslist.org: Factsheet
- Craigslist.org: Account Creation
- Craigslist.org: How to Submit a Free Craigslist Post
- Craigslist.org: All Craigslist Postings Are Free, Except For:
- Craigslist.org: Paid Posting Account Features
- Boston University Information Services and Technology: How to Choose a Strong Password
- Craigslist.org: Prohibited
- Craigslist.org: Craigslist: Reset Account Password
- Craigslist.org: Craigslist Sites
- Craigslist.org: Craigslist Home
- Craigslist.org: Account Log In
- Craigslist.org: Flags and Community Moderation
- Craigslist.org: Craigslist Paid Posting Account Sign Up Form